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Occupational Therapy

KU's occupational therapy programs are nationally recognized for excellence as a leader in education and research in the field. The Department of Occupational Therapy Education resides in the KU School of Health Professions and is located on the KU Medical Center campus in Kansas City, Kan. The department offers three degree programs:

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT)

Students wanting to enter the profession of occupational therapy enter this 3-year graduate degree program after acquiring a bachelor's degree at KU or another institution. Graduates are eligible to take the national certification examination to obtain OT licensure. >> MOT program details

Doctor of Occupational Therapy (OTD)

This online doctoral program is designed for practicing occupational therapists who want to pursue the highest level of advanced practice. A degree in occupational therapy from an accredited program, a master’s degree, and current license to practice as an occupational therapist are required for admission. >> OTD program details

Ph.D. in Therapeutic Science

Ph.D. in Therapeutic Science With an emphasis on understanding the consequences of health conditions for the person, rather than the health condition itself, therapeutic science is an interdisciplinary program that involves faculty in a variety of departments and schools across the University of Kansas. >> Ph.D. program details


Accreditation and Student Outcomes

KU's Master of Occupational Therapy program is currently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education. Details

Last modified: Nov 03, 2017

KU's OT program:
consistently ranked in the

Top 10

nationally

Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News & World Report

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Advising

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